Cherelle Campbell, a trainee lawyer, says that she has always wanted dimples but was upset that hers weren’t noticeable.
‘I’ve always loved dimples [but] I wasn’t blessed to be given big ones,’ she explained, adding that she liked Cheryl Cole’s.
‘When God was giving out dimples I was at the back of the queue. I find myself on the street or watching TV and anyone with dimples stands out to me.’
Dimpled: Cherelle shows off her dimples, on the day of surgery, on the most recent episode of Bodyshock – now, the indentations are much more subtle.
But getting her dream dimples came at a cost. Dimpleplasty surgery involves having holes punched into the cheeks using a scalpel.
Once the hole has been created, the new dimple is stitched into place. The surgery usually costs £1,500 for two – however Cherelle got hers for free, in return for letting the clinic use her story in its publicity materials.
‘I was online with my friend and we were basically having a joke as to what procedures you could do and you couldn’t do, and I was like: “wow, I didn’t know you could have your dimples done”,’ adds Cherelle.
Not so good: Cherelle, who has always admired dimples, was upset that she lacked her own
Painful: Cherelle has dimples punched into her cheeks and stitched into place under anaesthetic.
‘I gave it a bit of thought, contacted them and here I am.‘
She added: ‘I want really deep ones so every time I smile, they’re there and I’m glad it’s for life as well. It’s not something I’m going to have to repeat which is good.‘
Cherelle, who appears in Channel 4 documentary Bodyshockers: My Piercing Hell, was also filmed having the procedure and inspecting the eventual results.
Speaking of her new dimples in a scene from the programme, she said: ‘I was impressed as I didn’t think they were going to be that deep, it’s mixed feelings. Once it has healed, I know I will love it.’
Once the surgery healed, after two weeks, the dimples became much less noticeable.
‘The dimples are subtle and only visible when I smile,’ Cherelle told Mail Online today.
Dimpled: Cheryl Cole, 30, is famous for her much-admired dimpled visage; right, Cherelle now – the dimples are now much more subtle, and are barely perceptible unless she’s smiling.